In the Roman Colosseum, a large-scale reconstruction of the arena floor is planned. The engineering company Milan Ingegneria will handle the project, and it is planned to spend 18.5 million euros on its implementation, Ansa reports.
Now the floor in the Colosseum arena is missing: it was dismantled in the 19th century to explore the rooms under it. The new structure will be made high-tech: the floor will consist of removable carbon fiber panels covered with Accoya wood. This is a specially treated wood with a high margin of safety and long service life.
The new floor will be designed in such a way as to provide ventilation and lighting of the rooms under it, if necessary. According to the project, the ventilation system will be able to renew completely the air under the floor within half an hour. The reconstruction is planned to be completed in 2023.
The Colosseum is one of the largest structures of antiquity that has survived to this day. This amphitheater could accommodate up to 50 thousand spectators.